Training and events

Elevenses – Wednesday 12th January

Digital on a Shoestring 

Join us with Alec Ward, Digital Skills Manager at Culture24, for top tips on developing your digital activity on a low budget. Alec will chat about where to find resources and support for your digital activity to help you supercharge your digital work without blowing your museum’s budget. Bring along your digital dilemmas and “how can I” questions for an informal session with a friendly digital expert!

12 January 2022

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Elevenses – Thursday 20th January

What’s in the MDY Support Menu 2022-23? 

It’s time once again to explore the opportunities for support offered by MDY. What are your museum’s priorities for our support in 2022-23? This is a great chance to explore our support menu and ask questions about how to choose and prioritise your support requests.

20 January 2022

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Elevenses – Monday 24th January

Welcoming visitors with additional needs

We welcome back Sarah Allen, Learning & Access Officer at Abbey House Museum, for a chat about how they work with families and people with additional needs to ensure they are fully welcome in their museum. Are you thinking about working with audiences with additional needs, or being more family-friendly? This session is for you!

24 January 2022

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Launch Webinar – Carbon Literacy for Museums Toolkit

The new Carbon Literacy for Museums Toolkit has been developed by The Carbon Literacy Project and Museum Development North West, in collaboration with Museum Development England, museums and Julie’s Bicycle. 

To launch the Toolkit, The Carbon Literacy Project and Museum Development North West are hosting a webinar on Monday 24th January from 2pm to 3.30pm. Join us to find out more about the Toolkit, how to use it and how to access Carbon Literacy training through your Museum Development Provider. You will also hear from museums who will share their experiences of Carbon Literacy training. 

24 January 2022

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A best practice guide to recruitment for creative leaders

This is an involved, guidance session focused on helping creative leaders understand recruiting for potential. Creative leaders, in this instance refers, to anyone in an organisation who makes decisions regarding recruitment. This is a 3-hour session, which has an accompanying written guide.  

The session defines the difference between diversity and inclusion, and looks at different entry routes including Work Experience, Industry Placements, Internships, Apprenticeships, Volunteering and Voluntary. 

27 January 2022

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National Lottery Heritage Fund: Helping You Apply – Grants for £3,000 – £10,000 (North)

This informal 2 hour session will explore:

How heritage can be used to transform places and change lives; what a well-planned project looks like and; how to write a strong funding application to The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

19 January 2022

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Assessing your museum’s digital capacity

Gain confidence, tools and resources to strategically assess and develop your museum’s digital activities, in a 3 part online workshop, aimed at smaller museums.

For museums to take full advantage of everything digital can offer, they must first understand how and where digital sits within their organisation. In this 3-part workshop, people in museum senior leadership, alongside a colleague responsible for undertaking digital activities, will be guided through using parts of the Digital Culture Compass, a toolkit to assess their museum’s digital activities.

13 January 2022

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